News: Weights and quotes from Manchester (NH), Chicago Boxing Promoter Added To Fight On "Radisson Rumble"

17.09.08 - Peter Quillin: “This is my third charity fight; I may change my name from ‘Kid Chocolate’ to ‘Kid Charity.’ I represent Cuba and America, proudly. I’m coming to win; he’s coming to win – it’s going to be a great fight. I’m an entertainer here to showcase my talent in front of the fans..

Sam Hill: “I’m a police sergeant and have been a policeman (in St. Louis) 14 years. Boxing is something I love and I started in 1992. I come to win, come to fight, no matter if I’m fighting a champion, former champion or a young lion like the guy in the ring tomorrow night. I’m coming to fight, Mr. Kid Chocolate.”

Ronald Hearns: “I’m very excited to be part of this Manchester show. I’m honored to be part of this charity and I’m excited to get another victory.”

Danny O’Connor: “I had a chance to go to the Olympic Games. It was a great experience but a bit of a tease. I was an alternate and got to watch a lot of fights, but I didn’t fight. I’m fully ready for this fight, mentally and physically. I’m excited to fight in Manchester in front of family and friends. I’m honored to fight my first fight here.”


Peter Quillin 161 ½ LBS.
Sam Hill 159 LBS.

Ronald Hearns 154 LBS.
Alexander Pacheo Quiroz 155 ½ LBS.

Danny O’Connor 143 LBS.
Joe Guerrido 142 LBS.

Hajro Sujak 167 LBS.
Daren Graham 168 LBS.

Osvaldo Rivera 144 LBS.
Jose Velazquez 137 LBS.

“The Maul In Manchester”
7th annual Fight To Educate
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, NH

Tickets: Tickets are priced at $10 (seniors, veterans and students only), $25 and $50 and available to purchase at the Verizon Wireless Arena Box Office. Call 603.669.4100) about VIP tables (8 seats) starting at $1000 (includes a gourmet dinner, unique auction items and access to autograph signings by Tommy Hearns, Roberto Duran and Angelo Dundee).

Information: For more information go to First bout will be at 8 PM/ET. Doors open at 5:30 PM for VIP ticket holders, 7:00 PM for all others.

Chicago Boxing Promoter Added To Fight On "Radisson Rumble"

September 16, 2008 (Merrillville, In)- Octavius James/One In A Million, Inc. announced today a special addition to the already talent filled October 3rd "Radisson Rumble" fight card at Radisson Hotel @ Star Plaza. Local Chicago boxing promoter and fan favorite Sam Merza (14-1, 11 KO's) will look to make his triumphant return inside the ropes for the first time in three years. Fighter turned Boxing Promoter Sam Merza has experienced both sides of what the boxing world has to offer. He has experienced all the highs and lows of being both inside and outside the ropes during his career. Merza a highly regarded Chicago Middleweight was known for his entertaining power punching style. He had such a fan following that the undefeated Merza decided to not only fight, but also try his luck promoting boxing events.

After a successful run at promotions the draw of being in the ring had continued to burn and after three years Merza again made a pivotal decision, stepping away from being a promoter and returning to what drew him to the sport, fighting itself. When thinking about how he would return to the ring and not wanting to make the same mistake of fighting and promoting Merza said there was only one choice for him for a promoter.

"Octavius James and One In A Million, Inc. is one of the best promoters out there, he is dedicated to helping develop young fighters and he is the one who can help take you to that next level as a fighter," said Merza. On his feelings on returning to the ring on the October 3rd "Radisson Rumble", "I can't wait to put the gloves back on, I appreciate the opportunity to return to the ring and promise to put on a great show for the fans, a big thanks to Octavius for helping me to start fighting again."

"When Sam Colona who trains Merza and also serves as the cutman for Michael Walker had asked me about Sammy (Merza) fighting and returning to the ring on the October 3rd "Radisson Rumble" I was glad to be able to help out." said Octavius James President & CEO of One In A Million Inc. "Merza has the ring appeal and puts on an exciting fight and I am pleased to reintroduce him to the ring and have our local fans see more talent from this region. I look forward to seeing everyone out on October 3rd. That is going to be one exciting night of boxing for the fans." James said.

In the Main Event of the "Radisson Rumble" Chicago's Own Michael "Midnight Stalker" Walker (18-1, 12 KO's) looks to return to the win column in his rematch from the Main Event of ESPN 2 facing Antwun Echols (31-8, 27 KO's). In the Co-Main Event Derrick "Superman" Findley returns home to continue his rise in the middleweight division. Plus in a special attraction bout Juan "Mexican Connection" Aguilar (6-1, 3 KO's) takes on Orphuis Waite (2-0, 2 KO's). Rounding out this exciting card will be Heavyweight Michael "Quiet Assassin" Parker (6-0, 5 KO's), Welterweight sensation Ed Ochoa (5-0, 5 KO's), and middleweight Josh Crouch (1-0, 1 KO).

Radisson Hotel @ Star Plaza is conveniently located at I-65 & US 30 in Merrillville, IN

Ticket prices are $100 VIP $75 VIP ringside $50 ringside $30 general admission.

Tickets for the "Radisson Rumble" can be purchased online at

At any Ticket Master location or by calling 219-791-1234, 312-559-1212 or 866-438-7372

Article posted on 17.09.2008

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